All races are tough. Whether it’s a parkrun, a 10k, a marathon… we all push ourselves to do our best. But then there is “The Escape from Meriden!” In the centre of England, in the small town of Meriden, is a stone cross, which has stood there for 500 years. At midnight on the 17th … Continue reading Tempus Fugit!
On Saturday, Anthony Scott travelled to the Lake District and ran the Langdale Half Marathon. Although the rest of the country was racked by horrendous weather, it was perfect running conditions for this extremely hilly race, and he completed the testing course in a time of 2:08:38. Further south, many Folkestone Running and Athletics runners … Continue reading Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!
It has been a busy weekend for races this weekend. On Sunday Henry Axon travelled to Germany to compete in the Berlin Marathon. After a horrible start with literally 30 toilets for 47,000 people and a ridiculous crush for the start waves Henry soon got into a rhythm and pretty much held it. After completing … Continue reading FRAC. Berlin, London… Folkestone.
As the summer starts to come to an end, the longer races start to creep back onto the calendar. On Saturday, Darren Crew and Jody Stoakes ran the Lee Valley Velopark 10k at the Olympic Park in London. Darren finished in a time of 40:45, with Jody finishing in 47:41. On Sunday, Helen Webb ran … Continue reading And the long races return!
With it being the height of summer (although we are still waiting for the sun to arrive) and lots of people away on their holidays there were very few races on this weekend. However, this weekend, Henry Axon took part in Outlaw Nottingham (an Iron distance triathlon) swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and finishing … Continue reading With a little effort and a lot of Pride.
On Saturday Local legends, Phil Maul and Linnaea Stockall, completed the Serpent Trail 100k race, which (although they have both run a ridiculous number of ultramarathons over the past couple of years) is the longest distance either of them has run. On a hot and humid day they ran the 100k course, which snakes it’s … Continue reading When 15 miles is “the short race”!
Clifftop Challenge This weekend was the Cliff top challenge in aid of Breast Cancer Now, with options of 55, 36, 26, 15, 10 and 5 mile races ending with a well deserved party on Walmer Green. Colette Windsor, in her first ever ultra-marathon, and Jennifer Quinn did the cliff top challenge 36 miles (which was actually … Continue reading Coastal Runs all Round
On Sunday, a group of Folkestone Running Club members took the unique opportunity to race on the old Folkestone race course as part of the first ever Otterpool Park Gallop. The weather was sunny with a light breeze, and the going was good to firm. In the 5k race, first back for the club, in … Continue reading Oh! We do love to be beside the seaside!
As if a marathon isn’t enough, Simon Burvill ran the Run to the Sea, Brighton, 50 mile ultramarathon on Saturday. In torrential wind and rain Simon completed the course in a time of 6 hours, 21 minutes and 28 seconds. Spring marathons may be over, but the racing continues. On Saturday, Instead of sitting back … Continue reading You don’t have to be mad… but it helps!
Folkestone 10 On Friday Folkestone Running Club held it’s annual Folkestone 10 mile race. Starting on Hythe green and running along the seafront to the Folkestone coastal park and back, the race is a fast, flat race, which is extremely popular and always well attended. This year, the 39th Folkestone 10, 661 people ran the … Continue reading Spring is here!
On a cold, dark and damp Saturday morning, while most of use were still tucked up in our beds, Phil Maull and Linnaea Stockall ran their first 50 mile Ultra marathon this weekend in Chester. The course had it all from canal side tracks to big hills and Forrest running through Chester, Delmere forest, Frodsham … Continue reading 50 and still smiling
This weekend, Bedgebury Pinetum was the place to be with parkruns, canicross and trail runners taking place over the weekend. On Saturday, Rachel Smith and Sylwia Tokarska ran the Bedgebury Winter 10k Canicross Challenge with their dogs, in times of 50:40 and 50:32 respectively. In the 5k challenge, 3 FRC runners and their dogs competed. … Continue reading Hit the Trails
On Saturday the Kent Cross Country Championships were held at Brands Hatch. After the appalling weather of the 2022 fixture it was hoped that 2023 would provide better conditions for the event. Unfortunately this was not the case with gale force winds buffeting the exposed high ground around Brands Hatch nearly resulting in the club … Continue reading Who wants an easy cross country race?
In the build up to Christmas, and the bitterly, cold conditions there were very few races run this weekend. On Saturday Joe Bruce and Emma Clayton were competing for Kent in the Southern Intercounties XC. They finished in 16th and 60th place respectively on their debut for the county. On Sunday, Karla Larnder ran the … Continue reading Baby it’s cold outside!
On Saturday, the cross country season continued with the London Cross Country Champs, held on the iconic Parliament Hill course in London. Krzysztof Klidzia completed the roughly 10k course in a time of 42 minutes. The weather has not been great recently, although we still pull on our trainers and venture out. But why not … Continue reading Gran Canaria Sun to Ashford Mud
Although it was a dismal weekend with horizontal rain that didn’t stop, that didn’t stop Folkestone Running Club members from getting out and competing. On Saturday Phil Maul and Linnaea Stockall undertook the Chalklands Way Ultra Marathon. If the 40 mile circular route through the Yorkshire Wolds wasn’t enough of a challenge the weekend weather … Continue reading So Wet… So Windy… So What!
Road Races On Sunday, 4 Folkestone RC runners ran in the Woodchurch 5 and 10 mile races. Andy Hadlow ran in the 5 mile race in a time of 38:20, a new PB by 32 seconds. In the 10 mile race Dominic Shepherd ran a time of 01:17:47 in his first 10 mile race, next … Continue reading
Cross Country A big well done to the eighteen Folkestone runners who turned out to support the club on Saturday in the first leg of the Kent Cross Country League held at Swanley park. First to race was Nico Pedrazas making his debut in the Under 13 Boys event, finishing well in 35th place. The Under … Continue reading Ultra, Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10 Mile, 10km, 5km, Cross-country… is there anything that we haven’t run this weekend!
On Sunday Marie Brazier and Hayley Turrell ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon a stunning central London Half Marathon, which takes in some of the capital's world-famous landmarks, and four of London's eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Garden. Marie completed the course in 1:57:45 with Hayley … Continue reading 4 Parks, lots of hills and a quick run round Ashford
On Sunday 18th of September, Jane Wren achieved an impressive bronze medal at the KCAA track and field championships for the 5000m, in a time of 23:39. In Saturday’s parkruns… In Ashford, Deborah Jeffery was the third woman back in a time of 23:11 with fellow FRC runner, Maria Chapman finishing the course in a … Continue reading KCAA and a lot of Parkruns